Magazine article Screen International

McDormand, Lerman, Marling Married to the Wife

Magazine article Screen International

McDormand, Lerman, Marling Married to the Wife

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EXCLUSVE: Cast rounds on US-Swedish drama set to star Glenn Close.

Frances McDormand (Fargo), Logan Lerman (Fury), Brit Marling (Arbitrage), Christian Slater (Nymphomaniac) and Jonathan Pryce (Woman in Gold) have joined Glenn Close in US-Swedish drama The Wife.

Ahead of the EFM, Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar's Embankment Films has boarded the intriguing package produced by Anonymous Content and Sweden's Meta Film.

CAA and WME Global are co-representing the U.S sale.

Close will star as the elegant Joan Castleman, a flawlessly gracious wife who gladly gave up her writing ambitions to play the role of helpmate to her husband, the philandering literary giant Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce). On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature Joan decides to leave him.

Slater is the determined, unauthorized biographer who unwittingly becomes the catalyst that prompts Joan's decision. …

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